Small Economies Big Vision
Micro and Small businesses (MSEs) are the backbone of the economy of Cyprus, constituting an incredible 95% of the total economic activity. Yet, the fruits of technological change have not been introduced to MSEs. Our research aspires to benefit private enterprises mainly those with less than 10 employees, and inspire government and local policy makers as well as financial institutions to give incentives for technological change in order to adapt to the post crisis environment.
Partnerships. Alexander College and Research Centre is in alliance with Larnaca Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Larnaca Municipality, Small Shopkeepers and Craftsmen Organizaton
Multidisciplinary field of Research in Design
Our projects attempt to enhance research and experiential culture among the creative industry, design educators and other stakeholders. We facilitate discussions and projects on contemporary themes in the Design domain and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations in order to contribute to society.
Partnerships. Alexander College and Research Centre collaborates with relevant businesses and cultural partners and holds agreements with Apothiki 79 Art Space, the Department of Cultural Affairs of Larnaca Municipality and other Organisations.
Modern Procurement Management and Legislation
Recent EU directives and independent authorities’ reports expose serious weaknesses of state controlled procurement policy in terms of transparency, conflict of interests and actual implementation of the law. We endeavor to assist with research and policy papers to enhancing this crucial domain and prioritizing green and socially beneficial procurement.
Partnerships. Alexander College and Research Centre collaborates with the Public Procurement Department of the Republic, the Tenders Review Authority, the Audito General of the Republic the Larnaca and Famagusta Bar Assiciations.
Problem and Pathological Gambling
Recent international research exposes social problems created by gambling attitudes in an age of extended legitimacy. Young adults are considered a target group and our goal is to study this particular age (18-35) in cooperation with relevant stakeholders. Problem and pathological gambling is on the rise and new tools of preventing negative consequences are in need.
Partnerships. Alexander College and Research Centre is in close cooperation with the Cyprus Youth Organisation (Youth Board), the National Betting Authority, the Cyprus National Authority for Addictions and the” Mediterranean” Prevention Organisation.